SF Devils’ second half play seals three victories...Photos by Jackson Doss

by Benita Fuzzell

South Fulton’s Red Devils put away three opponents in as many games last week, beating Gleason Jan. 30 Dresden Feb. 1 and Greenfield Feb. 2.

Mayfield 66, SFHS 32

The South Fulton Red Devils could not overcome a 33-17 halftime deficit in the Feb. 5 home game against Mayfield Cardinals and ultimately lost the game to the visitors, 66-32.

Mayfield continued the surge in the second half, outscoring the Red Devils 34-15.

Mayfield’s Collin Gibson had 12 points on the night, from four 2-point goals and connections on four of four free throws. Braden Morris had 10 points for the Cardinals, Mak Hoover and Bradon Pate had 8 each.

The Red Devils were led by Brady McFarland with 18 points. McFarland hit five 2’s, sank a three-point shot and hit five of eight free throws.

Charlie Mike Mulcahy had 8 points for South Fulton, from four 2-point baskets.

Red Devils Connor O’Neal, Dane Cirkles and Jayden Wilder added 2 points each on the night.

SFHS 50, Gleason 48

The first half which favored Gleason’s Bulldogs flip flopped to a Red Devil advantage in the second half and ultimately decided the win for South Fulton Jan. 30, 50-48.

Gleason was on top 16-13 at the close of the first quarter against the Devils, and also at the end of the first half of play, the lead was all Gleason, 31- 21.

The second half, however, the Red Devils came alive on the court, outscoring the Bulldogs 14-8 in the third and 15-9 in the fourth. Gleason still had the lead at the end of the third quarter, 39-35. Time fell on the side of South Fulton, with a 2-point advantage stabilized at the final buzzer, 50-48..

Charlie Mike Mulcahy led South Fulton in the win, hitting six 2-point goals and sinking seven free throws, for 19 points.

Red Devil Brady McFarland had 18 points, hitting two baskets from 3-point territory, adding four more two-point buckets and hitting four of 10 free throws.

Jayden Wilder had 7 points for South Fulton, and Dane Cirkles had 5. Wilder hit two 2’s and a three-pointer and Cirkles had two 2’s and a free throw. Clark Rice had a two-point basket and was a perfect three for three at the line, for his 5 point contribution.

Gleason’s Drake Lehmkuhl had 21 points, from five 2-point goals and two 3’s, hitting five of 10 free throws. Gage Byington had 8 points for the Bulldogs, from four 2-point baskets.

SFHS 45, Dresden 39

On Feb. 1, the Red Devils allowed the Dresden Lions a first half lead, 29-16, but rearranged the course of the game in the second half, coming back with a 16 point run in the third, while holding the Lions to only 2 points, and upping the total by 13 points in the fourth to Dresden’s 8, for a 32-31 Red Devil lead at the end of the third quarter of play, and a 6-point final advantage, 45-39.

Brady McFarland recorded 24 points in the win over Dresden, making good on four baskets from three-point range, hitting six of seven free throw attempts and tossing in three 2-point goals.

Charlie Mike Mulcahy had 19 points, putting down nine 2-point buckets, plus a free throw and Dane Cirkles added in a two-pointer, for his 2 points.

Dresden Lion Arden Smith had 14 points, hitting four 2’s, a three and going three for three at the line. Ross Finney had 9 points and Nick Turnbow, 8 for Dresden.

SFHS 56, Greenfield 53

In what appeared to be a pattern for the SFHS Red Devils last week, the Feb. 2 contest against Greenfield’s Yellow Jackets proved to hold steady the process, with a first half slow start, followed by a second half acceleration and an ultimate win against the Jackets, 56-53.

Greenfield jumped ahead 12-10 in the first, and 26-18 at the halfway mark, but South Fulton countered with a 16-12 third quarter in their favor, and a 22- 15 final stretch. Greenfield closed the third quarter with a 38-34 lead, but the Devils used the all-important fourth quarter surge to secure the win, 56-53.

Greenfield’s Cruze Porter had two 2-point goals and four hits from three point range, and three free throws for 19 points, with Jackets Jackson Dunla, Carson Willis and Easton Sullivan scoring 8 points a piece.

Brady McFarland had 23 points in the South Fulton win against Greenfield, hitting seven 2-point goals, and nine of 13 free throws.

Charlie Mike Mulcahy had 16 points in the win, from six 2-pointers, and four free throws.

Conner O’Neal scored a three and a two plus two free throws for his 7 points for South Fulton and Dane Cirkles had three 6 points, Clark Rice, 4.